Shahbaz Sharif’s faux pas

Shahbaz Sharif’s comments asking the Taliban not to attack Punjab have caused a furore in many parts of the country. In imploring the Taliban to not attack the PML-N-ruled Punjab since both had a common enemy in Pervez Musharraf, the Punjab chief minister is being accused of pleading for peace for only his own province. He is being attacked from all directions despite his later claim of having being wronged by journalists who quoted him out of context.